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Architects 30 Hour Online Continuing Education Course Package

Meets state continuing education requirements

This 30-hour package contains:

Course #1 – (1 hour Online Video) AIA 2010 ADA Standards: Special Rooms, Spaces, & Elements #AIABLTI318
Course #2 – (3 hour Online Narrated) AIA Successful Renovations and Additions #AIABLTI341
Course #3 – (3 hour Online Narrated) AIA Successful Site Design #AIABLTI335
Course #4 – (3 hour Online Narrated) AIA Successful Building Design AIABLTI340
Course #5 – (3 hour Online Narrated) AIA Construction Documents For Successful Projects#AIABLTI450
Course #6 – (3 hour Online Narrated) Getting Decked: And Choosing How That Happens | #AIABLTI451
Course #7 — (4 hour Online Narrated) Building on Budget by Design #AIABLTI351
Course #8 — (4 hour Online Narrated) Acoustical Design in Modern Architecture AIABLTI342
Course #9 — (3 hour Online Narrated) Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold | #AIABLTI454
Course #10 — (3 hour Online Narrated) Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out | #AIABLTI453

 

 

Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members will be available to print upon completion of this course. This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.


Course #1: 2010 ADA Standards: Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements

Course Description

The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed, or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

This one hour video course covers the eighth chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements.  The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of adequate circulation pathways for disabled persons in special spaces and public facilities.
  • Identify the ADA requirements for lodging, dining, courthouse, and public transportation facilities.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
  • Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.

Course Syllabus

Lesson One 801-806.3.2 (35 minutes)

1.  Wheelchair Spaces, Companion Seats, and Designated Aisle Seats
2.  Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms
3.  Kitchens and Kitchenettes
4.  Medical Care and Long-Term Facilities
5.  Transient Lodging Guest Rooms

Assessment

Lesson Two 807- 811.4 (35 minutes)

1.  Holding Cells and Housing Cells
2.  Courtrooms
3.  Residential Dwelling Units
4.  Transportation Facilities
5.  Storage

Assessment


Course #2: Successful Renovations and Additions

Course Description

This course is designed to address the needs of both designers and builders. The topics that will be covered include pre-design, building design, structural concerns, making a watertight envelope, code issues, and construction details. Each of these topics will be addressed in the light of both renovation and addition projects. Real-life stories will relay information that will help any designer to successfully navigate through the challenges of this very specific type of building design.

This course will highlight the right questions, demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to the critical issues. Through the many following examples, this course will offer instruction on how to approach a renovation or addition project with justified confidence.

 

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to translate the requests of the client into a realistic, safe, and cost-effective project.
  • Gain confidence in the ability to specify, and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.
  • Demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to critical issues.
  • Identify and integrate strategies that involve existing conditions, building design, structural concerns, and common issues.

 

Course Outline

Renovations

Pre-Design: Existing Conditions

1. Available Drawings
2. Building Survey and Measurement

Design

1. Layout and Appearance

Structural

1. Consultants
2. Leveling
3. Shoring

Water-Tight Envelope

1. Roofing
2. Basement Walls
3. Fire Suppression

Code

1. Egress
2. Lighting
3. HVAC

Details

1. Trusses
2. Headers
3. Chemical Company/Concrete Materials
4. Corrosion
5. Erosion
6. Calamities
7. Contaminants


Additions

Pre-Design

1. Existing Conditions
2. Underground Structures
3. Utilities
4. Multi-Family

Design

1. Appearance
2. Master Planning

Structural

1. Foundations
2. Leveling
3. Sistering and Floor Diagram
4. Trusses
5. Scissor Trusses
6. Snow Load
7. Soils

Code

1. Accessibility
2. Zoning Restrictions
3. Fire Separation
4. Flood Plain
5. Which code
6. Separation Distance
7. Fire Lane
8. Constructability
9. Quality Control on Documentation


Course #3: Successful Site Design

Course Description

While land developers are seeking to maximize their land use and minimize their development costs, governmental regulations are applying pressures on budgets that can kill a project. Architects are being relied upon to steer site decisions and engineering professionals in order to produce cost effective and functional designs that meet the myriad of growing municipal requirements.  In this 3 hour, fully narrated course you will learn to navigate your entire team through the challenges and pit falls of site development, all the time with an eye toward building design.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process of securing the appropriate information (code and local ordinances) that will help to develop a scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Be able to develop a building program, including site selection, utilization and wayfinding that complies with municipal requirements.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on site standards and utility coordination.
  • Summarize the steps that must be taken to in order to move forward with approvals, bidding and construction.

Course Syllabus

Lesson One: Securing Information

1.  Pre-Design: Scope, Terms, Responsibilities, Permits
2.  Securing Information: Services, Surveys, Contaminants, Authorities, Fees

Assessment

Lesson Two: Programming and Site Evaluation

1.  Programming: Basics
2.  Site Evaluation: Utilities, Site Constraints

Assessment

Lesson Three: Site Selection, Utilization and Wayfinding

1.  Site Selection: Restrictions, Storm Water, Landscaping, Parking
2. Wayfinding

Assessment

Lesson Four: Laying Out the Design

1.  Layout: Fire Lanes, Traffic, Space Considerations
2.  Examples

 Assessment

Lesson Five: Site Standards

1.  Accessibility
2.  Site Lighting
3.  HVAC
4.  Grading
5.  Pavement
6.  LEED

Assessment

Lesson Six: Utility Coordination

1.  Water Service
2.  Sanitary
3.  Storm Water Management
4.  Franchise Utilities
5.  Examples

Assessment

Lesson Seven: Preparing a Site Plan

1.  Video

Assessment

Lesson Eight: Documents and Contract Administration

1.  Documentation: Drawings, Lighting, Paving, Utilities, Landscaping, GPS
2.  Construction Administration
3.  Conclusion

Assessment

 


Course #4: Successful Building Design

Course Description

Developers of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings are driven by return on investment. Today’s building owners are savvy and they seek to balance the initial cost with the payback. Functionality, aesthetics, and methods of code compliance are each guided by financial investment and return. In this course, you will learn, from the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, tried and proven methods for analyzing design decisions that will lead you to a greater reputation as a designer.

Most architects are familiar with the design process and are usually comfortable with at least one or more of the steps. However, what we learn in school needs to be coupled with the requirements of today’s many codes and regulations, the changes in material development, our client’s demand for a return on investment and the realities of construction budgets.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost effective project.
  • Utilize current materials and goods to ensure proper construction practices.
  • Recognize the importance of meeting the client’s demand for return on investment.

BUILDING DESIGN

Chapter 1

1. Defining the Building Type
2. Initial Building Program
3. Initial Construction Budget
4. Ideal Building Size
5. Establishing the Construction Classification
6. Code Analysis

Chapter 2

1. Site Evaluation
2. Reality Check
3. Building Concept
4. Selecting Consultants
5. Defining the Structural System
6. Selecting the Best Foundation System

Chapter 3

1. Creating an Envelope
2. Laying out the Floor Plate
3. Dealership Videos

Chapter 4

1. Specialty Functions
2. HVAC Systems
3. Plumbing Systems
4.  Electrical
5. Selecting Your Materials

Chapter 5

1. Specialty Materials
2. Specialty Design Services

 


Course #5: Construction Documents for Successful Projects

Course Description

A well prepared and accurate technical specification can be easily undone if Divisions 00 and 01 of the project manual are deficient. The ‘front-end’ specification, or general conditions, is the tool that directs the contractor from the day he is introduced to the project through to completion. Without it, the architect, the client, and the builder are vulnerable to being sadly surprised. A well written ‘front-end’ can protect the architect and the builder from accusations of neglect, cost over-runs, demands for an expansion of the scope and much more. This course will teach the many elements of the front-end specification that are essential to success.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost-effective project.
  • Understand and be able to comply with federal laws if the project is paid for with governmental funds.
  • Specify and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.

Chapter 1 (25 minutes)

1. Introduction
2. Division 00
3. Site Visit
4. Bonding
5. Addenda
6. Document Distribution
7. Alternates
8. Bid Forms

Chapter 2 (25 minutes)

1. Division 01
2. Changes
3. Allowances
4. Unit Pricing
5. Liquidated Damages
6. Insurance
7. Damage to Structures

Chapter 3 (25 minutes)

1. Notice of Commencement
2. Notice of Substantial Completion
3. Substitutions
4. Dimensions
5. Pay Applications

Chapter 4 (25 minutes)

1. Occupational Requirements
2. Storage of Materials
3. Commissioning
4. Utilities
5. Submittals
6. Obsolete Materials
7. Scheduling

Chapter 5 (25 minutes)

1. Permitting
2. Electronic Use of Drawings
3. Quality Assurance
4. Contractor’s Use of Site
5. Owner Furnished Products and Labor
6. Sustainable Design
7. Conclusion


Course #6:  Getting Decked:  and Choosing How That Happens


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Despite our need for shelter from elements, we have always sought opportunity to get back into or close to nature. A large part of our effort to reunite with nature has revolved around creating outdoor spaces adjoining our houses. There, we can get outside to enjoy favorable climate conditions, at whatever time we choose.

These outdoor spaces go by many names and have manifested as lanais, porches, screened enclosures, patios, etc. The most common outdoor spaces, constructed and attached to homes in western cultures, are outdoor decks, balconies and patios. For the purposes of this course, we will explore options available to build decks, balconies, and structures that are usually supported at some point above grade.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The evolving use of different materials to construct safe and usable outdoor surfaces
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each available outdoor surface option
  • New surfacing options that have been developed to overcome decking material limitations
  • How surfacing materials are being combined to minimize weaknesses and maximize strengths

GETTING DECKED: AND CHOOSING HOW THAT HAPPENS

Lesson 1

Decking / Balconies Made of Wood

  • Support Structures for Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Why Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Advantages of Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Issues with Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Installing Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Maintenance of Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Available Finishes for Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Surface Preparation

Lesson 2

Decking / Balconies Made of Wood cont.

  • Paint
  • Waxes
  • Oils
  • Single Application Deck Finish
  • Traditional Polymers
  • Stain, Sealer, and Stain / Sealer Combinations
  • Hard Wax Oils
  • Life Cycle Costs of Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Optimal Use for Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Limitations for Use of Wood Decks / Balconies

Lesson 3

Decking / Balconies Made of Man-made Materials

  • Support Structures for Decks / Balconies of Man-made Materials
  • Why Man-made Decking
  • Installation of Man-made Decking
  • Products Available in Man-made Decking
  • Extruded Vinyl Decking
  • Extruded Composite Decking
  • Issues with Man-made Decking
  • Life Cycle Costs of Man-made Decking
  • Maintenance of Man-made Decking
  • Optimal Use for Man-made Decking
  • Limitations for Use of Man-made Decking

Lesson 4

Decking / Balconies Made of Aluminum

  • Support Structures for Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Why Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Installing Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Advantages of Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Available Finishes for Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Issues with Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Life Cycle Costs of Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Maintenance of Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Optimal Use for Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Limitations for Use of Aluminum Decks / Balconies

Decking / Balconies Made of Concrete

  • Support Structures for Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Why Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Installing Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Advantages of Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Available Finishes for Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Issues with Concrete Decks / Balconies Life
  • Cycle Costs of Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Maintenance of Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Optimal Use for Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Limitations for Use of Concrete Decks / Balconies

Lesson 6

Decking / Balconies Made of Porcelain?

  • Support Structures for Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Why Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Available Finishes for Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Installing Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Advantages of Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Issues with Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Life Cycle Costs of Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Maintenance of Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Optimal Use for Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Limitations for Use of Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Where Do We Go from Here?

Assessment


Course #7: Building on Budget by Design

Course Description

The benefit and importance of pursuing an efficient design and budget allows for the creation of comparable design per a client’s initial request, but ultimately accomplishing it with considerably less complexity, building materials, construction labor, and finally cost, achieving an efficient design resulting in greater value for the homeowner. Functionality, aesthetics, and methods of code compliance are each guided by financial investment and return.

This presentation will illustrate the basis for the Building on Budget by Design program, as well as numerous examples for the approach of integrating and understanding general incremental pricing at various points in the design development process for further design inspiration and guidance for a desired construction budget.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost effective project.
  • Understand the process of securing the appropriate information that will help to develop a scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Be able to develop a building program that provides for less complexity and better price understanding through design adjustments.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on site standards, code compliance, requested design and budget.
  • Utilize current materials and goods to ensure proper construction practices, all with an eye for budgetary constraints.

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1

1. Introduction
2. Industry Standards
3. Compromise vs. Solutions
4. Tangible vs. Non-Tangible Causes
5. Reducing Liability

Lesson 2

1. Example 1: Revised Elevation and Detailing
2. Over Design
3. Example 2: Addition Plans Requested
4. Understanding Client Needs
5. Example 3: Roof Complexity Averted
6. Alternative Designs

Lesson 3

1. Example 4: Value Engineering
2. SF Reductions
3. Redistribution of Capital

Lesson 4

1. Example 5: Value Engineering
2. Travel space
3. Example 6: Two-Story Post and Beam vs. Pre-Engineering Trusses
4. Savings Realized

Lesson 5

1. Example 7: New Log Home or Renovation?
2. Example 8: Remodel with Plan Adjustments in HVAC
3. Example 9: Square Foot Reductions using Modular Dimensions
4. Example 10: Roof Framing and Practical Design Solutions

Lesson 6

1. Example 11: Site Analysis and Re-Design
2. Example 12: Complexity Reduction for Greater Value

Lesson 7

1. Example 13: Smaller Footprint, Larger Home
2. Example 14: More Square Footage, Less Cost

Lesson 8

1. Example 15: Builder’s Home Plan Request
2. Angled plans
3. Material waste


Course #8: Acoustical Design In Modern Architecture

Course Description

Unwanted sound impacts and affects inhabitants of our created spaces. If it not already, controlling noise will quickly become a mandated concern for designers. Attesting to increasing regulatory focus on noise, there is a recent proliferation of standards, guidelines, and codes regarding acoustics.

Very soon, many of these guidelines will no longer be mere suggestions. Most concerns covered in these standards can be addressed with a basic understanding on how sound travels and is reflected, blocked, absorbed, or transmitted by materials and assemblies chosen in designing envelopes.

Acoustic design is best addressed in an incremental fashion. This course was written to do just that. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles regarding sound, how its energy moves through matter, how its path and intensity can be altered, and how success in the manipulation of sound is measured. Known design strategies are discussed for controlling sound moving; from exterior to interior spaces, from interior spaces to adjacent spaces, within interior spaces, through structural components, and through building systems. Design considerations are outlined for numerous common building functions. Finally, acoustic codes and guidelines in existence now, are listed for consideration.

After completing this course  participants will be able to:

  • Design objectives and recommended best practices for building types where poor acoustics directly impact productivity and health of the users.
  • Determine sources of noise that negatively impact users of built environments, generated both outside and from within buildings, including both air borne and structure borne sounds.
  • Outline basic design practices for effectively controlling; sound transfer between exterior and interior spaces, noise transfer from interior space to adjacent spaces, and the reverberation of sound generated within spaces.
  • Provide an overview of regulations and guidelines that either are, or may become law underscoring a need for competency in acoustic design, before legislatures make designing for noise control mandatory.

ACOUSTICAL DESIGN IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Lesson 1 (25 minutes)

1. Acoustics in General
2. General Vocabulary Regarding Sound
3. General Nature of Sound
4. Production
5. Control
6. Sound Transmission
7. Reception
8. Audible Sound Frequencies
9. Effects of Sound on People

Lesson 2 (30 minutes)

1. Principals of Acoustics
2. Sound Behavior Patterns
3. Primary Acoustic Measurements

a. NRC – Noise Reduction Coefficient
b. STC – Sound Transmission Class
c. IIC – Impact Insulation Class

4. Additional Measurements Sometimes Encountered

a. RT – Reverberation Time
b. CAC – Ceiling Attenuation Class
c. AC – Articulation Class

5. Amplified Sound
6. Design Solutions for Specific Concerns Regardles of Project Type
7. Resisting transmission of noise from the exterior into the interior of a space

Lesson 3 (30 minutes)

1. Resisting horizontal transmission of noise from space to adjacent space
2. Resisting vertical transmission of noise from space to adjacent space, including structure borne sound
3. Controlling reverberation time of sound generated within a space
4. Masking unwanted noise with sound generating systems
5. Controlling system sounds, especially HVAC noises, that enter a space

Lesson 4 (25 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type

a. Speaking Venues: Auditorium
b. Speaking Venues: Lecture Hall
c. Speaking Venues: Meeting or Conference Room
d. Performance Venues: Dance Hall
e. Performance Venues: Movie Theatre

Lesson 5 (25 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Performance Venues: Recording Studio
b. Performance Venues: Home Theatre
c. Dining Venues: Dining Hall / Restaurant
d. Dining Venues: Outdoor Dining
e. Common Use Venues: Common Gathering / Multi-use

Lesson 6 (25 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Common Use Venues: Atrium
b. Common Use Venues: Hallway
c. Healthcare Venues: Healthcare Facility
d. Healthcare Venues: MRI Suite
e. Work Venues: Office
f. Work Venues: Home Office

Lesson 7 (20 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Education Venues: Classroom
b. Education Venues: Library
c. Fitness Venues: Gym
d. Multi-family Venues: Hotel
e. Multi-family Venues: Multi-family Housing

Lesson 8 (20 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Worship Venues – Churches

2. Codes and Testing
3. Applicable to All Building Types
4. Applicable to Schools
5. Applicable to Health Care
6. Applicable to Offices
7. Applicable to Outdoor Noise Guidelines

In Summation

Assessment – 20 minutes

 


Course #9:  Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Despite our best efforts to keep it out, water has found its way inside the building. This course examines the question of what to do next, since abandoning the building to its eventual collapse is not usually an option.

The material briefly examines design and construction methods of systems designed to withstand water penetration. An understanding of these systems gives us a starting point in finding sources of intrusion, and a starting point for how to best repair them and prevent further damage. Sealing a failed envelope is the first step in remediation. Otherwise, the appearance of mold will likely be the next step in rendering our damaged buildings uninhabitable.

Once the source of the problem has been addressed, steps can be taken to reclaim full use of the built environment. Assessment of moisture damage must be done next to best determine and prioritize steps toward repair or replacement of damaged components. Immediate and critical remedies are examined, as well as those which can be addressed after a couple days have passed. Lastly, any resulting mold growth must be eliminated, and steps taken to prevent its recurrence.

Because of its power and the many ways water finds to enter our buildings, water intrusion with accompanying mold growth is one of the most discouraging building maintenance issues to address. But we have enough accumulated experience from past battles to handle it far better moving forward.

This course is intended to equip others with that knowledge.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Terminology used to discuss how entrapped water creates problems for building users
  • Measures to retard the infiltration of moisture into built environments
  • Where and why mold growth occurs
  • Testing and inspection to find water damage
  • Systems and procedures to inventory moisture damage following intrusion
  • Immediate and secondary actions steps to take following water intrusion
  • Indoor air quality issues and how to identify them
  • How to deal with mold growth, once it is discovered

Danger in the Damp–Dealing with Mold

Overview of Moisture Related Problems

  • Don’t Let the Water In
  • Glossary of Terms

The Scope of the Problem

  • Moisture Damage to Buildings
  • Monetary Loss Due to Moisture Problems
  • General Moisture Intrusion
  • The Mold / Moisture Connection
  • Definition of Mold
  • Controlling Mold Growth by Controlling Moisture

Before Building Damage Occurs

  • Basic Moisture Movement

Solutions to Water Penetration Issues

  • Blocking Transport Paths
  • Wet by Design
  • What About Existing Buildings?
  • Necessary Ventilation
  • Improving Air Quality and Ventilation
  • Addressing Moisture Problems in Various Building Systems

Maintaining Building Systems as Lines of Defense

  • Maintaining Site Drainage
  • Maintaining Foundations
  • Maintaining Walls
  • Maintaining Roofing and Ceilings
  • Maintaining Plumbing Systems
  • Maintaining HVAC Systems
  • Making Your Building Weathertight

Dealing with Building Damage from Moisture

  • Testing and Remediation of Dampness and Mold
  • Testing for Contaminants
  • Inventory Damaged Materials
  • Inventory and Response to Ceiling Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Drywall / Plaster Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Carpet Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Electric Systems Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Furniture Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Paper / Records Damage
  • Specific Instructions for Specific Materials

Air Quality Concerns

  • Air Quality in General
  • Health Concerns with Dampness
  • Changes in Indoor Air Quality Attributable to Mold
  • Air Quality in Schools

Dealing with Mold in the Airstream

  • Reiteration of Basic Remedies
  • Procedures – Problem Found in the First 48 Hours Following a Leak
  • Procedures – Problem Discovered after 48 Hours Have Passed
  • Cleaning up Mold

Summary


Course #10:  Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

With erosion paths cut into solid rock as solid evidence, water in various forms contains immense power to eat away or destroy whatever is in its path. Whether it takes a year, two hundred or ten thousand, without intervention, water can and will destroy our man-made structures. Once a problem develops that opens a pathway for intrusion, one rainy season can render a building unsuitable for human use.

We have the knowledge and tools to combat such destruction of our structures. We implement counterattacks in the design stage, during construction, and afterwards with proactive maintenance, but the battle against water begins in the design phase.

Moisture resistance principles and methods are discussed in a systematic fashion, as in one building system at a time. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles of water behavior and the multiple paths it takes while invading buildings. A thorough knowledge of how destruction begins and escalates drives the known design principles and material decisions used to stop such migration. Practical solutions are then discussed in detail.

The discussion is needed. The physical price tag for both our structures and their occupants is too high to allow water free entry into our occupied spaces.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • A basic understanding of how water moves, migrates, and behaves
  • Typical sources of excess moisture in our built environments
  • Proactive prevention of unwanted moisture through planning and design
  • Methods used during construction to prevent the intrusion of water
  • Post-construction prevention of leakage by building envelope inspection
  • Common points of failure through which water can gain entrance
  • Prevention of water intrusion through control of condensation

Drier By Design–Designing to Keep Water Out

INTRODUCTION

1. Glossary of Terms Regarding Water Intrusion
2. Water Behavior

  • General Water Infiltration
  • Hitting a Moving Target
  • But There are Rules
  • Under Pressure to Admit It
  • Different Problems in Different States

3. Moisture Problems

  • Searching for a Source
  • Mold Growth in Buildings

4. Wet by Design

PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN

1. Recommendations for Design
2. Construction Methods Used to Exclude Moisture
3. Tools for Analysis and Design

SOURCES OF WATER

1. Incoming
2. Site Drainage Issues
3. Entrapped Moisture
4. Reasons Why Envelopes Leak

  • Defining a Building Envelope
  • Methods and Materials Meant to Exclude Water
  • Known Problems with Wall Systems
  • Using Envelope Diagnosis to Find Leaks
  • Pen Test
  • Common Reasons for Envelope Failure

WATER AND BUILDING COMPONENTS

1. Buildings from Wood
2. Thinking Through Building Components

  • Structural Framing Design
  • Foundation Design
  • Foundation Leaks
  • Wall Envelope Design
  • Design of Interior Finishes
  • Glazing System Design
  • 4.2.7 Roof Design

3. Moisture from Plumbing Leaks
4. Moisture from HVAC Systems
5. Moisture from Ventilation Systems
6. Moisture from Condensation

  • Causes of Condensation
  • Cold Weather Condensation
  • Hot Weather Condensation

7. Tightening the Envelope
8. Vapor and Air Retarders
9. Combatting Negative Air Pressure

PRECLUDE INFILTRATION PROBLEMS BY DESIGN

1. Preventing Leaks by Planning

  • Moisture Control Design Principles
  • Designing Components to Prevent Leaks

2. Controlling Moisture During Construction

CONCLUSION


  • Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.  Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available to print upon completion of the course.
  • This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.  As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA or any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
  • Course instructors will be available by email at info@onlinecti.com, or telephone (800-727-7104) between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
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